Three days this week I've woken to find that the radiators in my lounge have
been struggling to heat to the required temperature of 21 degrees because a
cold draught has been coming out of the gas fire (from down the chimney).
This doesn't always happen - only when the air outside is cold and 'still'.
It's easily remedied by turning on the (gas) fire for a few minutes. When
turned off the cold air doesn't seem to return and the radiators aren't
having to battle any more.
Has anybody got any tips on how to stop the draught?
Our neighbours told us that they stick screwed-up newspaper up their
fireplace (they hopefully never light their fire). Is there such a thing as
a cover to stop the draughts which looks nice?
Any advice gratefully received.
- posted 12 years ago